Waco Shoplifting Attorney McLennan County Shoplifting Lawyer


McLennan County Shoplifting Charge
Many good people, including juveniles and adults, make poor decisions based on momentary lapses in judgment. Thomas C. West is a board certified criminal defense lawyer and former McLennan County prosecutor. His experience as an assistant McLennan County District Attorney in shoplifting cases can help provide important strategy and spot weakness in the prosecution’s case. Call him at 254-753-6437 for a free 30 minute consultation.

Arrested for Shoplifting in Waco
Under Texas law, a person is guilty of shoplifting if they unlawfully take property from a commercial enterprise without intending to pay the owner. Shoplifting is considered a form of theft, meaning the classification (misdemeanor or felony) and punishment handed down will depend upon the value of the property stolen.
• You will be found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the stolen property is less than $50. You may be ordered to pay a fine of up to $500.
• You will be found guilty of a Class B misdemeanor if the value of the stolen property is $50 or more but less than $500. You may be ordered to pay a fine of up to $2,000 and sentenced to up to six months in jail.
• You will be found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the stolen property is $500 or more but less than $1,500. You may be ordered to pay a fine of up to $4,000 and sentenced to up to one year in jail.
• You will be found guilty of a state felony if the value of the stolen property is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000. You may be ordered to pay a fine of up to $10,000 and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Whether you have been arrested or convicted of shoplifting, you should strongly consider exploring your options for clearing or sealing your criminal record.

Waco Shoplifting Lawyer
Waco defense lawyer Thomas C. West is a former prosecutor. He is board certified in Criminal Law, which is a distinction held by very few criminal defense attorneys. If you need an aggressive shoplifting defense attorney in Waco, call Thomas West at 254-753-6437.